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Friday, December 31, 2010

Some 10's from 2010

As we wrap up 2010, here are some 10's I experienced this year:

Ten ways I made extra money:
  1. Swagbucks
  2. Instant Cash Sweepstakes
  3. MySurvey
  4. Pinecone Research
  5. Recycled cans & bottles for California CRV
  6. Entered blog giveaways & instant win sweepstakes
  7. Sent in for rebates
  8. Sold unwanted items on Amazon
  9. Earned interest on savings
  10. Let my investments grow
Ten ways I saved money:
  1. Played The Drugstore Game
  2. Used coupons
  3. Shopped wisely at the daily deal sites
  4. Planned menus
  5. Monitored our budget and spending
  6. Used my gift box and wrapping center
  7. Shopped online using cash back sites*
  8. Bought gift cards at the grocery store*
  9. Communicated with my family
  10. Assertively contacted customer service when I wasn't satisfied
Ten ways I helped the environment:
  1. Used reusable shopping bags (I've gotten pretty good about remembering them!)
  2. Used less paper goods
  3. Washed full loads of laundry
  4. Washed full loads of dishes
  5. Printed less paper (Screengrab and Snagit are two of my favorite tools)
  6. Used cold water instead of hot or warm when appropriate
  7. Switched to a steam mop that uses water instead of chemicals
  8. Bought a lot of organic produce and meat, and shopped at local farmer's markets
  9. Used reusable water bottles
  10. Didn't buy a lot of new things
Ten ways I gave to others:
  1. Donated money to my favorite causes
  2. Donated material goods to various charities and fund raisers
  3. Lent money through Kiva.org
  4. Gave lots of free and cheap drugstore and grocery items to friends in need
  5. Sent packages through AnySoldier
  6. Volunteered at my sons' schools
  7. Supported friends in difficult moments (mostly by listening)
  8. Shared information I'd researched (especially about schools, but also about saving money)
  9. Did some random acts of kindness
  10. Played the Free Rice Game to donate rice through the World Food Programme (fun!)
Ten of my favorite things:
  1. Favorite video game: Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It may be a kid's video game, but it was the exact right level of difficulty for me (I can't handle games that require a great deal of fine motor control).
  2. Favorite song: Shout It by Mitchel Musso. Yes, he's that Mitchel Musso, aka Oliver from Hannah Montana. But I love this song, and so does my four-year-old!
  3. Favorite recipe: The master recipe in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I almost always have some of this dough in my fridge, and I use it not just for bread but for pizza almost weekly. It's great on the grill or in the oven.
  4. Favorite shopping promo: Super double coupons at Ralphs. I went to Ralphs five days in a row. (And I've only gone a few times since then, so maybe they'll notice people are shopping less and bring the promo back?)
  5. Favorite sporting event: The World Cup. Living in Los Angeles, I don't have a football team to root for, and I'm not a big basketball, baseball or hockey fan. But I watched the World Cup almost every day for the month that it was on - thank you ESPN!
  6. Favorite charity: The USO. It's been my favorite charity for some time now, but every time I get an issue of their quarterly magazine, On Patrol, I have a renewed sense of awe and appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of those who serve in the military. A close second is AnySoldier, which enables me to send care packages to soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other places.
  7. Favorite freebies site: Freebies 4 Mom. I find Heather to be very reliable and trustworthy, so her site is the one I rely on for free Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards and Pampers Gifts to Grow codes and great photo deals.
  8. Favorite free Android app: Kindle for Android. Actually, voice navigation in Google Maps is my favorite Android app, but that seems so obvious that I wanted to pick something else and the Kindle app is my second favorite. I always have my Droid with me when I'm out and about, and the Kindle app means I always have a book with me too.
  9. Favorite trend: Daily deal sites. Groupon rejected a buyout offer from Google, and LivingSocial got a huge investment from Amazon. It looks like daily deal sites are here to stay, and I'm happy about that. Use them wisely and you can save lots of money.
  10. Favorite compliment: Whenever someone told me how great my boys are :)
What are your favorites from 2010?

*Topic for a future post!

Morning Coffee: Good-bye 2010!

2010 was quite a year, and I'll always remember it as the year I quit my job to become a work-at-home mom. Here's hoping 2011 is even better for us all!

Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is a pair of round diamond stud earrings for $54.99 - it has a list price of $295, so that's 81% off. Thinking ahead, this would make a lovely Valentine's Day gift! Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Amazon also has a great deal on organic canned pumpkin right now: Get 12 cans for just $10.20 and free shipping with Subscribe & Save. That's just $0.85 per can, or less than you can usually find conventional pumpkin on sale. Once you've received your order, you can cancel Subscribe & Save by going to the Your Account page and clicking on Manage Subscribe & Save Items.

There are more organic food deals at Amazon, including four 12-oz bags of Organic Valley Organic Nonfat Dry Milk Powder for just $19.19 with Subscribe & Save - that's just $4.80 per bag.

Twenty-four 1-oz bags of Terra Vegetable Chips are just $16.63 with Subscribe & Save, or $0.69 per bag. They'd make a great addition to any lunch, and a nice change from regular potato chips. Plus, these have 3 grams of fiber per bag.

When I remember to cook oatmeal in the slow cooker, I use steel cut oats, which are delicious. But also expensive - about $0.17 per ounce of McCann's at Trader Joe's. So I'm very excited to see that Amazon currently has Country Choice Organic Irish Steel Cut Oats for $17.26 for six 30-ounce canisters with Subscribe & Save. That works out to $0.10 per ounce, so I'm definitely getting some today.

Here's another school lunch addition: Kettle Valley Organic Strawberry Bars, which are $15.30 with Subscribe & Save for 30 bars, or $0.51 per bar.

Get a sneak peek at next week's Walgreens ad.

Get a sneak peek at next week's Staples ad. There are quite a few items for $1, plus a Buy 1, Get 1 40% off sale on HP ink.

Tia's Saving Cents has this week's SoCal and Nevada Albertsons match ups.

The printable coupon for $1/1 Wet Ones which I posted about earlier this week will make for free wipes next week at Rite Aid so be sure to print the coupon while it's still available.

Get a free cup of Yoplait Yogurt. (Thanks to Tia's Saving Cents for letting me know that California residents can't get a free cup and will receive a $0.50/4 coupon instead.)

$5 Dinners posted their best recipes of 2010.

Here are instructions on how to make your own Senseo Coffee Pod.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles

Again, I neglected to take a picture of the finished product, but my waffles aren't very pretty anyway. Having had the experience of overflowing my waffle maker, I now tend to always put in too little batter and end up with diamonds instead of circles. I'm not a fan of Belgian waffles, so I got this Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker a while back and it's served me well. The only thing I don't like is that if I put fruit (like blueberries or bananas) in the batter, it tends to stick. So I was rather pleased when I thought of putting pumpkin puree in, because it doesn't stick and still gives it a special flavor.

Pumpkin Waffles
Makes approximately 12 traditional waffles

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup packed brown sugar (dark or light)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, lightly beaten
8 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup reduced fat milk
8 ounces pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)

1. Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

3. In a small bowl (I use my 4-cup measuring cup), whisk together the eggs, butter, milk and pumpkin. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk together until almost smooth. (Unless you sifted your brown sugar, there will be small lumps which will be extra tasty in the cooked waffles.)

4. Pour batter into your waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve with warm maple syrup.

Note: For breakfast on the go, you could substitute 1/4 cup of the milk with 1/4 cup maple syrup so your waffle has the maple syrup flavor built in.

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Morning Coffee: Winding down 2010

Wow, there are only two days left in 2010 - this year went by so quickly! The deals finally seem to be slowing down, so this is a good time to catch your breath. And we're getting five coupon inserts this weekend, so you might want to sort your coupons before this weekend's inserts hit.

Search & WinIf you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, tomorrow is the last day to get 60 Swagbucks upon registration.

The LA Times posted its best recipes of 2010.

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/1 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese with a touch of Philly via Walmart.

Just Hungry explains how to make homemade mochi using a stand mixer.

If you're hosting a New Year's party, check out Northern Cheapskate's tips for hosting a gathering on a budget.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ralphs: 12/29/10 - 1/4/11

Note: This summary of deals is based on the ad I get in Los Angeles, where Ralphs stores double coupons up to $1 (one like coupon per transaction). I don't list all of the deals, only the good ones. If I missed any, please let us all know in the comments. You'll need a Ralphs Rewards card to get most of these deals, so I use the Rewards card price in this post and assume you have your card scanned with each transaction. In addition to the coupons listed, you can also add electronic coupons to your Ralphs Rewards card at these sites: Shortcuts.com, Cellfire.com, Softcoin and Upromise. I find the electronic coupons to be unreliable when it comes to stacking them with paper coupons, so I assume they do not stack in the scenarios below. I don't print every coupon listed, so please verify amounts and quantities listed. If you give Ralphs your email address, they may also send you emails with e-coupons that are exclusive to your card. And if you bring reuseable bags, Ralphs will give you 5 Rewards points for each bag used (though you may need to remind the cashier).

As of two weeks ago, at least some stores in LA County are still doubling multiple like coupons, including my own store. But until this seems to be a permanent state of affairs, I'm going to assume that only one like coupon will double per transaction.

There's a coupon for 2500 Ralphs Rewards points when you transfer a prescription to Ralphs Pharmacy on page 5 of my ad that expires on January 15, 2011.

And there's a Mix & Match Deal this week for $4 off at checkout when you buy any 4 participating P&G products. If you play The Drugstore Game, you can usually get better deals on these products than you'll find at Ralphs. There should be more participating products tagged in store than are listed in the ad. Prices listed are after Mix & Match discount:

Tide Laundry Detergent $9.99
$1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$1/1 Tide Liquid Detergent Ralphs eCoupon
$2/1 Tide Laundry Detergent September 2010 Parents (exp 12/31)
As low as $7.99

Charmin 12-double roll $5.99
$1/1 Charmin Basic 11/28/2010 P&G, if included in sale (exp 12/31)
$0.25/1 Charmin Bath Tissue 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$1/1 Charmin Sensitive Ralphs eCoupon, if included in sale
$1/1 Charmin Basic Upromise eCoupons, if included in sale (exp 12/31)
$3/1 Charmin 12 double-roll Ralphs eCoupon (thanks, Shannon!)
As low as $2.99

Bounty 6-Big Roll or 8-Regular Roll $5.99
$0.25/1 Bounty Paper Towels or Napkins 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or or 12/26 P&G
$1/1 Bounty Paper Towel Ralphs eCoupon
$0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels Upromise eCoupons (exp 12/31)
As low as $4.99

Herbal Essences or Aussie Hair Care $1.99
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 11/28/2010 P&G (exp 12/31)
$0.50/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 11/14/2010 RP (exp 12/31)
$0.99

Downy Fabric Softener $4.99
$0.50/1 Downy 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31)
$0.25/1 Downy 12/26 P&G
$0.50/1 Downy Liquid or Sheets Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Downy Product P&G MIR Savings Booklet
As low as $3.99

Bounce Dryer Sheets $4.99
$0.50/1 Bounce Dryer Sheet 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$3.99

Cascade Dish Detergent $5.99
$0.25/1 Cascade 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$0.50/1 Cascade ActionPacs Ralphs eCoupon
$0.50/1 Cascade ActionPacs P&G Home Made Simple Mailer
$0.50/1 Cascade Complete All-In-1 Pacs P&G Home Made Simple Mailer
$4.99

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid $1.99
$0.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) 12/26 P&G, if included in sale
$0.50/1 Dawn Dish Soap Ralphs eCoupon
$0.25/1 Dawn Ultra P&G Home Made Simple Mailer
$1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal P&G Home Made Simple Mailer, if included in sale
As low as $0.99

Crest Toothpaste $1.99
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 12/26/2010 P&G
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste 12/26/2010 P&G
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 11/28/2010 P&G (exp 12/31)
$0.99

Febreze Air Effects $1.99
$1/1 Febreze Air Effects 11/28/2010 P&G
$1/1 Febreze Air Effects Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Febreze Air Effects P&G Home Made Simple Mailer
$0.99

Swiffer Cloths or Refills $6.99
$0.50/1 Swiffer Refill 12/26/2010 P&G
$5.99

Tide Stain Release $5.49
$1/1 Tide Stain Release 11/28/2010 P&G (exp 12/31)
$3/1 Tide Stain Release Ralphs eCoupon
As low as $2.49

Secret Deodorant $2.99
$0.50/1 Secret Deodorant/Anti-perspirant 11/28 P&G (exp 12/31) or 12/26 P&G
$1.99

Always or Tampax $5.99
$1/1 Always Pads 12/26/2010 P&G
$0.50/1 Always Pantiliners 12/26/2010 P&G
$1/1 Always Infinity Pads 12/26/2010 P&G, if included in sale
$1/1 Always Pads Product Ralphs eCoupon
$4.99

Duracell Coppertop $5.99
$1.50/1 Duracell Copper Top Batteries 11/14 RP (exp 12/31) or 12/12 RP
$1/1 Duracell Copper Top Batteries Ralphs eCoupon
As low as $4.49

Pampers Big Pack Diapers or Training Pants $18.99
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants 12/26/2010 P&G
$1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers or Swaddlers 12/26/2010 P&G
$1/1 Pampers Diapers or Training Pants 11/28/2010 P&G (exp 12/31)
$1.50/1 Underjams Night Wear or Pampers Easy Ups 11/28/2010 P&G (exp 12/31)
$1/1 Pampers Extra Protection Diapers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Easy Ups Trainers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Cruisers Diapers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Pampers Cruisers Diapers P&G MIR Savings Booklet
As low as $17.49


COUPON DEALS
Blueberries or Blackberries $1.50
$0.50/1 Driscoll's berries printable, if your store sells this brand
$0.50

Barilla Pasta $1
B1G1 free Barilla Plus from VocalPoint mailer, if included
$0.50 each WYB 2

Knudsen Sour Cream $1.50
$0.60/1 Knudsen Sour Cream 11/14 SS (exp 12/31)
$0.60/1 Knudsen Sour Cream printable (FF or IE)
$0.50

Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets $2 + Buy 5, Get 2 Free
$1/1 Hot Pockets SideShots Sandwiches Facebook printable (previously available), if included in sale
As low as $0.71 each WYB 7 and use 5 $1/1 coupons

Yoplait Yogurt Cups $0.50
$0.50/4 Yoplait Yogurt Cups printable
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 11/14/2010 GM
$0.50/8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 11/14/2010 GM
As low as $0.25 each WYB 4

POM Wonderful Juice $3
$1/2 POM Wonderful 16 oz 11/7 SS (exp 12/31)
$2.50 each WYB 2

Wholly Guacamole $3
$1/1 Wholly Guacamole printable (pdf)
$2/2 Wholly Guacamole Product printable (pdf)
$1/2 Wholly product 1/2/11 SS1
$2

Marzetti's Dips $3
$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip 11/14 SS
$0.75/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip December 2010 All You
$1/1 Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip printable
$1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip printable
$1/1 Marzetti Salad Dressing 9/12/2010 SS (exp 12/31)
$1/1 Marzetti Caramel Dip printable
$0.50/1 Marzetti Dips Upromise eCoupon (exp 12/31)
$2

Silk Soy or Pure Almond Milk $2.50
$2/2 Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk 10/17 SS (exp 12/31)
$1/1 Silk Soymilk printable
$1/1 Silk Soymilk printable
$0.75/1 Silk Almond Milk printable
$0.75/1 Silk Soymilk printable
$0.55/1 Silk Soymilk printable
$1/1 Silk Pure Almond Almond Milk Ralphs eCoupon
$1/1 Silk PureAlmond AlmondMilk Ralphs eCoupon
As low as $1.50

Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips $2.50
$1/2 Lays Brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 12/5 SS (exp 12/31)
$2

Keebler Cookies or Crackers 3/$6 (must buy 3)
$1/2 Keebler Crackers 11/14 RP2 or 12/12 RP
$1/2 Keebler Town House Crackers printable (registration required)
$1/2 Keebler Cookies Snackpicks printable (registration required)
$5/5 Keebler Wholesome Breakfast Snack Items Ralphs eCoupon
As low as $1 each WYB 5, if price carries over (may be limited to first 3)

Nabisco Snack Crackers $2
$1/1 Nabisco Ritz Munchables Pretzel Thins 8/29 SS (exp 12/31), if included in sale
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers 11/14 SS (exp 1/2)
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers printable (registration required)
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Products printable (FF or IE)
As low as $1

International Delight Coffee Creamer $1.25
$0.55/1 International Delight Coffee Creamer printable
$0.25

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.99
$1/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal 9/12/2010 RP (exp 12/31) or 1/2/11 RP
$0.99

Progresso Vegetable Classics Soup $1.25
$1/4 Progresso Soup 11/14/2010 GM , 11/21/2010 SS or 12/5/2010 GM
$1/4 Progresso Soups Facebook printable
$1/4 Progresso Soups printable (registration required)
$1 each WYB 4

Aleve $1.99
$1/1 Aleve peelie available in store, according to ad
$0.99

Grey Goose Vodka $23.99
$2/1 Grey Goose, et al 12/5 RP
$5/2 Grey Goose, et al 12/5 RP
As low as $21.49

Bacardi Rum $17.99
$2/1 Bacardi, et al 12/5 RP
$5/2 Bacardi, et al 12/5 RP
$15.49

OTHER DEALS
Lobster Tails 5-oz $6.99 each

Jumbo Lobster Tails 9-oz $9.99 each

Raw Shrimp 21/25 ct $6.99/lb

Cooked Tail-On Shrimp $5.99/lb

Large Scallops $8.99/lb

T-Bone Steak $3.99/lb

Pork Back Ribs $2.77/lb

Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb

Beef Rib Roast $7.99/lb

Cornish Game Hen $1.69/lb

Beef Backribs $1.69/lb

Hass Avocado $1 each

Roma Tomatoes $1/lb

Mangos $0.99 each

Cauliflower $0.99/lb

Gala Apples $0.99/lb

Green Onions or Red Radishes $0.50 each

Ralphs Frozen Vegetables $1

Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers $1.79

12-pack Pepsi, Diet Pepsi o Sierra Mist Natural 4/$10 (must buy 4) + Get 1 Tostitos Tortilla Chips FREE


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Midmorning Coffee: EA Active for the Wii

Amazon has a video game special right now, where you can buy one game and get a second game 50% off. There are over 600 titles, including lots of popular kid's games. A lot of you are probably making health and fitness resolutions for the New Year, and if you have a Wii but don't want to spend $60 for the EA Sports Active games, you could get EA Sports Active: More Workouts for $18.05 + the EA Sports Active Accessory Pack for $19.99 - the game will be 50% off, so you'll pay just $29.02 for both. If you already have the accessory pack (it came with the first EA Sports Active), you could buy EA Sports Active: More Workouts for just $16.99 (it's sold by a third-party but fulfilled by Amazon so Amazon's shipping charges apply; free shipping with Prime but not part of the B1G1 50% off deal). Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Amazon's Deal of the Day is 70% off select EMU Australia boots and slippers, which means you can get a pair for as low as $23.69.

Register with Fisher-Price and receive special offers, age-appropriate play-tips and more. I'm hoping this means early email notification of their free offers, like the Geo Trax and Princess DVDs and the Trio car from a few months ago. Links via Escalate Media Network

Plum District is offering a "Plum Steal" today: $40 worth of Pampers Diapers for $20 at Diapers.com. I've never personally used Diapers.com, but have some friends who loved the relatively low price and convenience of home delivery. One of them is expecting her second in a few months, so I am thinking of getting this for her as a gift. Thank you if you join(ed) Plum District using my referral link!

AllYou.comIf you haven't baked yourself out yet, or want to have some recipes stashed away for next year, you can download the All You Holiday Pie Special. Links via MySavings.com.

Wild for Wags found a Dove Men+Care monthly Register Rewards deal at Walgreens.

Get a printable coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at Dollar General on January 1. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

For the Mommas reports that you can get free Metamucil at Rite Aid. Drugstore deals for Metamucil are common, but free is not!

Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Wet Ones Wipes 40ct or larger Canister, Box of Singles or Big Ones Wipes. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

The end of the month means a last chance to print some coupons at Coupons.com (links via Escalate Media Network). The following are scheduled to disappear (though some may return):

* $1.00 off any Tone Body Wash
* $1.00 off on any Aleve-D products
* $5.00 off on ONE (1) REMBRANDT Kit
* $1.00 off REMBRANDT Paste or Rinse
* $1.00 off On Your Next Issue of HEALTH Magazine
* $1.00 off any Citracal
* $4.00 off any Zegerid OTC Product
* $3.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush
* $1.00 off Next Issue of COOKING LIGHT Magazine
* $5.00 off any can of Enfagrow™
* $4.00 off any Gas-X Prevention product
* $4.00 off on any Prevacid24HR Product
* $1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Gel products
* $2.00 off any L'Oreal Paris Revitalift
* Buy 2 WHISKAS Entrées,Get Any 1 Free
* $1.00 off cesar treats, choose from three flavors
* $1.00 off Garnier Moisture Rescue Moisturizer
* $1.00 off One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin
* $3.00 off any Afrin
* $4.00 off Any Benefiber Product
* $1.00 off off any two (2) TGLR Catnip Treats
* $1.50 off Glade Premium Room Sprays
* $1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill
* $5.00 off Purina Pro Plan
* $2.00 off bag of Purina Dog Chow
* $1.00 off Any Two Weight Watchers Sweet Bakery
* $1.00 off L'Oréal Paris Go 360° Clean
* $1.50 off Any Theraflu Product
* $0.50 off Minute Ready to Serve Rice Product
* $2.00 off on any Pure & Natural™ Product
* $0.75 off on ONE FINISH Powerball Tabs or Gelpac
* $1.00 off TWO (2) Boxes of Ronzoni Smart Taste
* $2.00 off any LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse
* $1.00 off 2 SpongeBob CHEESE NIPS products
* $2.00 off any LISTERINE ZERO™ Mouthwash
* Buy Two Get One FREE DOVE Chocolate Singles Bar
* $1.00 off 2 Ghirardelli Squares Stand-Up Bags
* $2.00 off Any Aleve 80ct or larger
* $0.60 off any 1 Morton Season-All product
* $1.00 off TWO Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats
* $1.00 of 2 Seasonal Items (4.0oz or greater)
* $1.00 off Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
* $1.00 off LISTERINE TOTAL CARE PLUS WHITENING
* $0.50 off any one (1) Minute Rice Product
* $1.00 off on any ONE (1) Gorton's Shrimp item
* $1.00 off on any Coast Body Wash or Bar
* $0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
* $0.55 off Pillsbury Simply... cookie dough
* $0.50 off Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crust
* $0.55 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
* $1.00 off Muir Glen products
* $1.00 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookie
* $0.35 off Pillsbury Grands! Jr biscuits
* $0.75 off Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
* $1.00 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments
* $0.40 off Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
* $0.40 off Pillsbury of Grands! Sweet Rolls
* $0.40 off Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads
* $0.30 off Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit
* $1.00 off Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
* $0.50 off Bisquick Baking Mix
* $0.50 off Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
* $1.00 off General Mills cereals
* $0.55 off Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
* $0.70 off Kellogg's FiberPlus™ Cereal
* $0.50 off Kellogg's Cinnabon™ Cereal
* $2.00 off TWO packages Kellogg's Crispix Cereals
* $0.70 off Kellogg's Corn Flakes Simply Cinnamon
* $0.70 off Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies Cereal
* $0.70 off Kellogg's Special K Cinnamon Pecan
* $2.00 off 2 Welch's Sparkling Juices
* $0.70 off Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal
* $1.50 off TWO packages Kellogg's Cereals

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Morning Coffee: Ralphs deals delayed

With the holidays, I'm having a really hard time keeping track of what day of the week it is. So imagine my surprise yesterday when the Ralphs circular was in my mailbox! We've got family visiting, so I didn't have much computer time last night and I don't know how much I'll get today. But I'll try to get the match ups done by tonight!

In the meantime, you can head over to Amazon to get Melissa & Doug sticker collections for less than $6 each - the Alphabet & Numbers collection is only $4.56 for over 1000 stickers (I had to pick up a set at that price). Note that Amazon prices fluctuate often and quickly, so the price may have changed by the time you read this. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Through January, Amazon has over 1,000 MP3 albums for $5 each. Participating albums include Yo Gabba Gabba Music Is Awesome! Volume 2 (Amazon Exclusive Version), The Very Best Of Prince, Greatest by Duran Duran (is anyone Hungry Like a Wolf?), and Greatest Hits by Tim McGraw.

Coupons.comThere are new coupons at Coupons.com, including $2/1 Maybelline New York Dream Foundation, $1/1 L'Oréal Paris Go 360° Clean Deep Facial Cleansers, $2/1 Triple Paste, and $0.75/1 Ban deodorant, which you can use to get Ban for $0.75 cents with the in-ad coupon at Walgreens this week. Links via Logical Media.

Facebook likers of Tribe Hummus can get a printable coupon for $2/1 Tribe Origins. (Via Common Sense with Money and Rose Knows Coupons.)

Harris Teeter shoppers will reportedly get their next round of Super Doubles the week of January 5.

Get 10 free points at Pampers Gifts to Grow with code CONGRATS2NEWMOM.

Finally, here's a taste of living in LA: we went out to dinner at a Japanese restaurant last night, and at the next table was Adam Rodriguez of CSI: Miami and Ugly Betty. I didn't snap a pic (and tried not to stare), but he looked like he'd come from a GQ photo shoot, in a newsboy cap and color-coordinated scarf. Too bad he wasn't with any of his costars!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two Themes for 2011: Health & Acceptance

One blog I read regularly is Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, and recently she suggested choosing one word to set the tone for the new year. I immediately liked the idea, but I couldn't really separate the two themes I've chosen for 2011: Health and Acceptance.

Health, because I'm approaching 40, and I can feel myself getting older. The last ten years or so, I've been focused a lot outside myself - on my career, on my fertility (I had two miscarriages), being a mom, getting financially secure . . . the list goes on.

I haven't totally neglected myself, and this blog is proof of that. I wouldn't blog if I didn't enjoy it!

But.

I sense that this is the time to really start focusing on taking care of my health, to ward off any problems before they start. I need to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose some weight - these simple yet not-so-simple tasks will be at the top of my to do list.

Acceptance, because a big obstacle for me in improving my health is a failure to accept myself. I was taught, as I was growing up, to always look for ways to improve. A noble message, but what I heard was, It's not good enough. And nowhere has that message affected me more than the way I perceive myself. So in order to improve my health in a meaningful way, I also have to learn to accept myself more fully.

Of course, being healthier myself has a trickle-down effect on the family since everyone will end up eating healthier if I cook healthier foods. Plus I'll set a good example for the kids by exercising regularly and taking care of myself.

Since my health will be my top priority, I'll be blogging about it here. Let's share tips and encourage each other to take care of ourselves in 2011.

And that way 2012 will be even better :)

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

I keep meaning to get better about taking pictures when I'm going to post a recipe, but this was not one of those times. The final product was a lovely orange color from the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding
Serves 4 to 6

1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup half & half
6 oz pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin is OK)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups cubed day-old bread
1/2 cup fair trade chocolate chunks*
nonstick cooking spray

1. Combine cream, half & half, pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the bread.

2. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Pour the bread mixture into the pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle chocolate chunks over the bread mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the mixture is set and lightly golden brown.

*The chocolate doesn’t have to be fair trade, but read this Baby Toolkit post to find out why it should be.

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*Gone!* Quick Giveaway: Two Redbox codes

Congrats to Melissa & Susan!

I bought some Energizer batteries at Walgreens recently, and received a Catalina coupon with two free one-night DVD rental codes from Redbox. Since I won't use them, I'm giving them away via email to the first two readers to send me an email at cfoblog-at-gmail-dot-com with the subject line Redbox code giveaway. I'll update this post when they're gone.

Here's the fine print on the Catalina:

Each code is valid for the first night of rental only and does not apply to Blu-ray Disc or video game rentals. Your credit or debit card (necessary to redeem free rental) will be charged the applicable rental fee plus tax until 9:00 pm every subsequent night after the free rental period.

The codes expire 1/8/11.

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Morning Coffee: More free Excedrin

Coupons.com has banners on the right side of the page for free bottles of Excedrin Migraine and Excedrin PM. Just keep refreshing the page until you see the banner you want, then hover over the ad and you'll be able to fill out the form to receive a coupon by mail. Link via Logical Media.

Common Sense with Money reports that you can get free Athenos yogurt and cheap Glade candles at Walmart.

Facebook likers of Shout can get a free sample of Shout Color Catcher. (Via Money Saving Mom.)

Here's a new link for a printable coupon for $0.50/1 Chex Mix. Hopefully the print limit hasn't been reached yet. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/1 C&H Sugar 2 lbs.+. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

Get 50 points at Disney Movie Rewards with code COOL (expiration unknown).

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Keep on Giving After Christmas

A while back, I acquired a free subscription to Whole Living magazine, and I've been reading the December 2010 issue. There's a thoughtful article on giving, and figuring out the "right" amount to give.

I was particularly struck by the suggestion of thinking not just about what we can do without, but "of what we value most and do[ing] what we can to create more of it in the world." As the article acknowledges, the concept of giving can be overwhelming and stressful - knowing that there are so many people in the world who have so little, how do you establish a good life for yourself without feeling guilty for not giving away almost everything you have?

So I like the idea of not so much taking away from you already have, but of creating more of what's good. If it takes money to do that, then it's more of an investment than a sacrifice. And the concept of giving is expanded beyond monetary donations to taking action. That's something to think about in the new year.

For locals: The LA Times has a list of organizations that serve the homeless and are looking for contributions.

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CVS this week: 12/26/10 - 1/1/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's CVS deals at Bargain Briana (thanks, Briana!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Tone Body Wash (18 oz) - $3.99
Earn $3 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
$1/1 Tone Body Wash
$1/1 Tone Body Wash
Net Price FREE

Dawn (9.5 - 10.3 oz) - $0.94 (Limit 5)
$0.25/1 Dawn Ultra P&G Home Made Simple Mailer (exp 04/30/11)
$1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal P&G Home Made Simple Mailer (exp 04/30/11)
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal 12/26/10 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$0.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap 12/26/10 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Liquid 11/28/10 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/10)
$0.25/1 Dawn Dish Liquid 11/28/10 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/10)
Net Price as low as FREE

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler - 2/$6.97
Earn $2 Extra Bucks wyb 2 (Limit 1)
$20 MIR Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret, Pantene, Herbal Essences, or Clairol Products 11/28/10 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/10)
$3/2 Pantene Product 12/26/10 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$1/2 Pantene Products 11/28/10 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/10)
B1G1 Pantene Shampoo WYB any Pantene Product 11/28/10 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/10)
Net Price $0.99/each

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste (4 oz) - $2.99
Earn $2 Extra Bucks (Limit 2)
$0.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste
Net Price $0.24

Nivea Body Wash, Shower Gel, lip care, body lotion, cream, or serum
Spend $20, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion Home Mailer (exp 10/31/11)
$2/1 Nivea Lip Care Products
$1/1 Nivea Body Product
$1/1 Nivea For Men Body Wash 12/05/10 RP Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women 12/05/10 RP Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion 12/05/10 RP Insert (exp 01/31/11)
B1G1 Nivea Lip Care Product 12/05/10 RP Insert (exp 12/31/10)
Net Price varies

Powerade, Fuze, Vitaminwater, smartwater, Honest Tea - $1
Earn $1 Extra Bucks wyb 3 (Limit 2)
Net Price 3/$2

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Morning Coffee: Off to Target!

I'm hoping to get to Target today, because I used the last of my lightly wired ribbon to put the finishing touch on the money lei I made earlier this month, and I want to make sure I have some on hand for when I need more of the same type of ribbon. I usually wait for the Christmas clearance to hit 75% before I start buying for next year, but for things that I'm afraid they might run out of, I'll buy at least a little right at the start.

Amazon's Video Game Deal of the Day is EA Active 2 for just $59.99 (down from $99.99). I have the first one and it makes for a pretty good workout, so I would expect the new version to also be great for helping to keep your New Year's fitness resolutions. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

If your child needs a new backpack for school, Amazon has High Sierra backpacks on sale for up to 60% off.

Amazon also has classic pearl earrings for as little as $15.

Finally, Amazon still has some Christmas albums available for free download - get them now and save them for next year:
Snapfish's Merry Deal Reveal today is 35% off and free shipping on selected photo books with code MERRY1227. Mr. Rebates is offering 12% cash back, and they list the Merry Deal Reveal among their coupon codes so your purchase should qualify for cash back.

Wild for Wags reports that if you have enough coupons, you can get free Vicks Sinex all month long (and make $6 this week).

Get 10 points at Pampers Gifts to Grow with code HAPPYHOLIDAYSFB.

Stretching a Buck has this week's Target match ups.

No Menu Plan Monday for me again - we have out of town visitors, so what plans we do have involve eating out, and other days are totally up in the air!

Redplum
Banner via Logical Media.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Walgreens this week: 12/26/10 - 1/1/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Common Sense with Money (thanks, Mercedes!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Aussie or Herbal Essences $2.99, Earn a $1 RR when you buy one
Use B1G1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Use $1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Pay $0.99 for two after coupons and register rewards

Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner 2/$7, Earn a $2 RR when you buy two
Use $2/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Pay $3 for two after coupon and register rewards

Pantene Styler, Shampoo and Conditioner 2/$7, Earn a $2 RR when you buy two
Use $3/2 Pantene Product 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011) or
Use B1G1 Pantene Shampoo WYB Pantene 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Pay as low as $1.50 for two after coupon and register rewards

Colgate MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothbrush or toothpaste $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $0.75/1 Colgate Max White Max Fresh Product
Pay $0.24 each after coupon

Buy $15 in Vicks Products Get a $5 RR, Buy $20 get a $10 Register rewards back
20 ct. NyQuil or DayQuil or Liquid, 10 oz. $5
Formula 44, 6 oz $5
Vicks Sinex VapoSpray $6
Children’s NyQuil Cold & Cough Liquid, 6 oz. $4
VapoRub, 1.75 oz. $4
BabyRub, 1.76 oz. $4
Vapor Inhaler, .007 oz. $4
Use $1/1 Vicks 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Use B2G1 Puffs WYB (2) Vicks Products 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Use $3/2 Nyquil AND Dayquil 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Use $1.50/1 Dayquil Product 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)

Deal idea
Buy four Dayquil or Nyquil liquid $20
Buy two boxes of Puffs
Use two B2G1 Puffs WYB (2) Vicks Products 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Use two $3/2 Nyquil AND Dayquil 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Pay $14 plus tax out of pocket and get back one $10 register rewards

Nabisco Crackers 2/$5
Use $1/1 Nabisco Crackers 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/2/2011)
PLUS use $1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers Walgreens IVC
Pay $1 per box after coupon

Tic Tacs $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.75/1 Tic Tac Single or Multipack 10/3/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Pay $0.24 after coupons

Mars Candy on sale $0.49 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/2 Skittles or Starburst
Use $0.50/2 Milky Way Brand Bars
Pay $0.48 for two after coupons

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Midmorning Coffee: Hot after-Christmas deals

If you've still got money to spend after Christmas, there are quite a few deals to be had today.

Groupon has a national deal today: 2 Personalized 12-Month Wall Calendars from Shutterfly for $20. Tax and shipping are not included, and it looks like standard shipping is $8.99 for 2 calendars. You can get a $10 credit when someone signs up using your referral link and makes their first purchase (thank you if you join(ed) Groupon using my referral link!). Don't forget to shop through Ebates to get back 3% of your purchase.

Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is a 640GB Seagate External Hard Drive for just $46.99. That is an awesome price, since just a few months ago, I spent $60 on a 500GB hard drive. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Amazon has a nifty Video on Demand/DVD deal going right now, where they are offering a $4 (movie) or $5 (TV show) credit when you rent and then buy the same participating title. That makes for a super deal on the Toy Story 3 DVD: Rent it for just $0.99, then buy the DVD for $9.99 and pay $5.99 after your $4 credit. If I'm reading the terms & conditions right, then your credit should be applied to your account upon payment for the rental. I still haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, and the DVD is at the grandparents' house, so I'm thinking of renting it so I can watch it, and then buying the DVD to put in my gift box. The first two Toy Story movies are also $0.99 to rent, but the DVDs are $13.99 and $12.99, so not as great of a deal. Update: I just did the Toy Story 3 deal; the $4 credit was immediately applied to my account!

GAP is offering 50% off sale-items until noon today. (Via For the Mommas.)

Wild for Wags reports that you can make money on Chex Mix at Walgreens this week.

Life as Mom received a clever "better than a box of chocolates" gift that I'm going to keep in mind for next year's gifts.

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Morning Coffee: New coupons at Coupons.com

Coupons.comThere are some new coupons at Coupons.com, including $1/1 dozen Horizon organic eggs, $2/1 Tag junior board book $7.99+, and $0.40/2 Totino's pizza rolls. Links via Logical Media.

Earn free rewards when you register your Starbucks card at My Starbucks Rewards. All registered Starbucks Card holders get a handcrafted birthday beverage of their choice. Plus, you'll earn one Star every time you pay with your card, and when you have five Stars, your benefits will include a free refill on brewed coffee or tea, and a free beverage with whole bean purchase. You'll get even more benefits as you collect more Stars. Link via Logical Media.

Amazon has Year-End Deals now, including up to 70% off in categories like photo, clothing and toys. I just ordered a Batman: The Brave and the Bold Proto Bat-Bot figure for $9, down from $29.99. Alex loves the Protobot so he'll be so happy. And the Toy Story Junkyard Escape playset is just $14.99, down from $39.99. There's also a toddler bed for $39.99, down from $129.99. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Get a printable coupon for $2/2 Athenos Feta, Hummus, Baked Pita Chips or Greek Yogurt. (Via Printable Coupons & Deals.)

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ways to Make & Save Money #17: Stock your gift box and wrapping center at after-Christmas sales

You can read the rest of the Ways to Make & Save Money series here.

One way I regularly save money (and have done for years) is by keeping a "gift box" and a "gift wrapping center."

The gift box is a box where I keep items that can be used as gifts throughout the year - most of them are suitable for a kid's birthday gift, but there are also items for secretaries and friends. In the last few years, my "box" has grown to include some shelves in the closet, since board games and such items are rather large. But I've never had to rush out at the last minute to pick something up - if I do make a special purchase, it's well thought out and deliberate.

The gift wrapping center is a collection of wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon and tape. I use it throughout the year to package the items I'm giving away. I have one of those tall wrapping paper bins for the rolls, and a couple of boxes for the ribbon. Most of the gift bags have been saved from gifts received - I remove any tags, then fold and stack them inside a large Macys shopping bag. I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say I haven't paid full price for wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, ribbon or tape in the last ten years.

After-Christmas is a great time to stock your gift box and wrapping center. Hit the post-holiday sales and pick up toys, gift sets, and wrapping items for 50% off. Save even more if you can wait an extra week. For those items you plan to use throughout the year, avoid holiday-specific packaging or themes. It's easy to find solid-color or not-necessarily-holiday wrapping items that can be used year-round. In fact, my favorite wrapping paper this past year was a roll I bought at Target during last year's Christmas clearance that's a series of thin stripes of multiple colors, including purple and pink so it was cheerful yet didn't scream Christmas at all.

Over the years, I've probably saved a hundred dollars with my gift wrapping center. I can't even begin to estimate the savings from my gift box - it must be hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars at this point!

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Merry Christmas!

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rite Aid this week: 12/26/10 - 1/1/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Centsable Momma (thanks, Corrie!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Select Crest, OralB, and Scope Products, $2.79
Get $1 +UP Reward
–Crest Toothpaste (4-6.2 oz.)

$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 2-28 (P&G Book)
$1/1 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste (Rite Aid Booklet)
–OralB Manual Toothbrush Advantage Plus, Stages, or 3D (1 ct.)
$1/1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush, exp. 4-30 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
$1/2 Select Oral-B or Crest Kids’ Products, exp. 12-31 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Oral-B Toothbrush (Rite Aid Booklet)
–Scope (250 mL)
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as Better than FREE

Sundown Vitamins, B1G1 FREE psa $3.49
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2

$1/1 Sundown Naturals or Marvel Heroes Vitamin Product printable
$1/1 Sundown Naturals Product printable
$1/1 Sundown Vitamins Dec. RA printable
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as Better than FREE

Select Secret, Gillette, or Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant (1.6-1.7 oz.), $7.99
Get $3 +UP Reward
–Secret Clinical
$1/1 Secret Product, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
$0.50/1 Secret Deodorant, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$0.50/1 Secret Deodorant, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Secret Product, exp. 12-31-10 Essence Magazine, Nov
$3/1 Select Secret, Gillette or Old Spice Item (RA Booklet)
–Gillette Clinical
$3/1 Gillette Clinical Strength Deodorant, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$2/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
B1G1 Gillette Deodorant (up to $4.99), exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
B2G1 Gillette Deodorant (up to $4.99), exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$3/1 Select Secret, Gillette or Old Spice Item (RA Booklet)
–Old Spice Pro Strength
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Book)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash (P&G MIR Booklet)
$3/1 Select Secret, Gillette or Old Spice Item (RA Booklet)
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as FREE

Nivea Lip Care, 2/$4
B1G1 Nivea Lip Care Product, exp. 12-31-10 (RP 12/05/10)
**Qualifies for $10 +UP Reward wyb $20 Nivea Products

Deal Scenario
Buy (10) Nivea Lip Products, 2/$4
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $20 Nivea Products

Use (5) B1G1 Nivea Lip Care Product, exp. 12-31-10 (RP 12/05/10)
Total after Coupons and +UP Reward: (10) FREE

High Octane Energy Chews (3 ct.), B1G1 FREE
B1G1 FREE High Octane Energy Chews printable
Total after Coupon: (2) FREE

Dawn Dishwashing Detergent (9.5-10.3 oz.), $0.97
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$0.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Liquid, exp. 4-30-11 (Organize In Style)
$0.50/1 Dawn Product, exp. 2-28-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
Total after Coupon: As low as FREE

Select Gillette or Old Spice Products, 2/$8
Get $3 +UP Reward wyb 2
–Gillette Antiperspirant & Deodorant (2.6-4 oz.)
$2/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
B1G1 Gillette Deodorant (up to $4.99), exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
B2G1 Gillette Deodorant (up to $4.99), exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
–Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant (2.6-4 oz,)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$1/1 Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Book)
B1G1 Old Spice Fresh Collection Solid (P&G MIR Booklet)
$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash (P&G MIR Booklet)
–Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Spray (4 oz.)
B1G1 Old Spice Body Spray, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
B1G1 Old Spice Body Spray (P&G MIR Booklet)
–Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash
$1/1 Old Spice Body Wash, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
B1G1 Old Spice Odor Blocker Body Wash (P&G MIR Booklet)
Total after Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as $0.50 ea.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor Power or Manual (1 ct.), $9.97
Get $5 +UP Reward (Limit 2)

$4/1 Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Razor, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Razor, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: $0.97 ea.

Metamucil Powder (114 dose) or Capsules (160 ct.), $9.99
Get $5 SCR (Limit 1)

$2/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
$2/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 12-31-10 (P&G 11/28/10)
$4/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 3-31-11 All You Fashion & Beauty
$2/1 Select Metamucil Products (P&G MIR Booklet)
$1/1 Metamucil Product, exp. 4-30-11 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
Total after Coupon and SCR: As low as $0.99 ea.

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One recall yesterday: BabyLegs

If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

BabyLegs Recalls Baby Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué Due to Choking Hazard - Click through for additional photos.


Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

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Morning Coffee: Are you ready for Christmas?

It's weird, but I feel like Christmas has just snuck up on me this year. It's Christmas Eve, and I don't even know what I'm making for dinner!

Amazon seems to be done with the holiday lightning deals, but they're offering a great last minute gift (for yourself even): ten top albums from 2010 for $3.99 each:
  • Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon
  • Illuminations by Josh Groban
  • The Beginning with Digital Booklet by The Black-Eyed Peas
  • Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
  • Hands All Over with Digital Booklet by Maroon 5
  • The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars
  • Cannibal by Kesha
  • Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones
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Today's free holiday mp3 is Away in a Manger by Mindy Smith.

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Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal.

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Get a sneak peek at next week's Walgreens ad.

BzzAgent is looking for mothers of preschoolers in Dallas, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles or Detroit for a Gerber Graduates campaign.

The LA Times explains how to buy avocados.


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